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Weekly Auction & Show Ads July 13 – Sept. 27, 2013

AntiqueTrader.com features select half- and full-page ads from the print magazine, extending our promise to help our customers find new customers, and keep you in the loop about happenings in the antiques world. In this space you’ll see fresh updates to the latest antiques auctions, shows and events. Weekly Auction & Show Ads: July...

‘Cathedral Window’ opal fires up $86,500

LOS ANGELES – Bonhams $1.9 million spring auction of Gems, Minerals & Lapidary Works of Art, May 21 in Los Angeles, was highlighted by “Lost Love,” a carved gem aquamarine, diamond, platinum and gold sculpture by award-winning, American goldsmith and jewelry designer Henry Dunay that brought $170,500. The object of art, handcrafted between 2005...

Marble group launches 2013 funding drive

TRUMBULL, Conn. – The Marble Collectors Society of America (MCSA) was founded in 1975 as a non-profit organization established for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes. Society objectives include gathering and disseminating information as well as performing services to further the hobby of marbles, marble collecting and the preservation of the history of marbles...

F.H. Rhead Tile sells for $637,500

Rago Arts of Lambertville, N.J.,  had the honor of selling this Frederick Hurten Rhead, large four-part tile panel with peacock (a unique piece), University City, Mo., 1910. Signed “Frederick H. Rhead, U.C. 1910,” the tile measures 20 3/4 inches square. The piece was originally estimated to earn $35,000 to $45,000. F.H. Rhead designed Fiesta...

how to clean hooked rugs

How to clean and care for hooked rugs

When the experts were asked for advice for the care and display of hooked rugs, they came up with a list of tips anyone can follow to clean antique hook rugs. Without exception, avoid the vacuum cleaner; use a manual carpet sweeper or a broom. One expert advises: "“If you want a rug for...